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Multiple BDCs: Bluestem Brands Stalking Horse Offer Reduced

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Nominally, this is a re-published BDC Credit Reporter about a drop in the value of bankrupt portfolio company Bluestem Brands, in which three public BDCs are involved. It’s actually an opportunity for the BDC Reporter to discuss a worrisome trend: a decline in recoveries on troubled investments. The implications for the BDC sector could run into the billions of dollars.

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BDC Common Stocks Market Recap: Week Ended April 17, 2020

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The huge BDC rally of the week before came to a halt, but there were plenty of interesting and unusual price and news developments. The BDC Reporter takes this opportunity to worry aloud about what may lie ahead from a credit standpoint in a very uncertain economic, political and financial environment. Read with a stiff drink.

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Main Street: Shareholder Update – Annotated

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Main Street Capital – a little late in the day – gets round to updating shareholders about the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on its balance sheet, earnings and dividends. We analyze what we’ve learned to estimate liquidity; leverage and the likely payouts to expect from this much-beloved BDC.

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BDC Common Stock Market Recap: Week Ended April 9, 2020

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BDC common stock prices broke records during their surge in the week ended Thursday April 9. The BDC Reporter describes what happened and looks forward to what promises to be yet another historic week as the Covid-19 crisis continues to unfold in both expected and unexpected ways.

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